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'I cut contact with Mum – I won't be guilt-tripped into speaking by Covid-19'

‘I cut off contact with my mother for my mental health – I won’t be guilt-tripped into speaking by coronavirus’ ‘I feel speaking to my mother would wreak havoc in my life again and cause more pain,’ says Sarah UK charity Stand Alone suggests that estrangement affects at least one in five British families. Claudia Tanner spoke to Sarah*, 38, from London, about her reasons for maintaining no contact with her estranged mother after she has messaged her to urge her to talk to her due to the corona

'Coronavirus made me end my affair – the sneaking around is now too risky'

Relationship diaries: ‘Coronavirus made me end my affair – the sneaking around is now too risky’ Amy, 42, says social distancing due to the outbreak has made it almost impossible to see her lover As part of a new series called Relationship diaries, i is sharing people’s stories about connections and issues that matter – from family, to friends to dating, marriage and divorce, and all the ups and downs involved. Amy*, 42, from near Edinburgh, tells Claudia Tanner how social distancing due to th

'We've never had a row!' Couple who have been together 60 years share their tips

Relationship diaries: ‘We’ve never had a row!’ Couple who have been together 60 years share their tips for making a relationship last Mavis and Derek Marr, who are 76 and 79 respectively, say they are ‘opposites’ yet make it work – as harmony is the most important thing As part of a new series called Relationship diaries, i is sharing people’s stories about issues which are probably the most important part of our lives. Claudia Tanner talks to Mavis and Derek Marr, 76 and 79 respectively, who
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